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Address: 300 N Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ 86324-2302
Phone Number: +1 800-293-7245
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Verde Canyon Railroad is a Southwestern adventure that takes passengers on...

Verde Canyon Railroad is a Southwestern adventure that takes passengers on a ride through Arizona’s backcountry, only accessible from the comfort of this train.

This legendary “boutique” attraction allows members of groups an uncommon view of a wildly-wonderful red-rock canyon. The four-hour excursion requires no laborious effort or exertion except by the highly-trained staff who absolutely love what they do. As evidenced by exceedingly positive reviews, they do it very well.

Verde Canyon Railroad is the only excursion train in the Southwest which offers every guest two seats for the price of one: inside viewing through large panoramic windows in all coaches and 360-degree views from open-air viewing cars attached to each coach. As the train passes “through” a grand canyon, both vantages celebrate incomparable scenery, high-desert flora and fauna, historic trestles, dramatic geology, unusual rock formations and passage through a century-old 680-foot tunnel. Throughout the journey the captivating history of the Verde Canyon and the Railroad unfolds with narration interlaced with a wide genre of popular railroad tunes.

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This was a beautiful trip on the train. We rode first class. Not sure it was worth it for the glass of champagne and orderves . The 4 hours seemed a bit long. But it was fun... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Craig M
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Pleasanton, California
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Pleasanton, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a beautiful trip on the train. We rode first class. Not sure it was worth it for the glass of champagne and orderves . The 4 hours seemed a bit long. But it was fun overall and people were really having a good time and drinking lots. Bottle of wine only $15!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent day trip. The staff was very friendly, train was comfortable and the speed and length of the trip was perfect. We were able to see the sights and take photos very easily. Interacting with Joe and Sonora was an amazing experience.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The First-Class service was great. Very comfortable seats inside an air-conditioned train car. After leaving the depot the staff provides a buffet of snacks and offers drinks for sale. Between each luxury train car is an open-air platform car for outside viewing which provides for some great photo opportunities. The train travels two hours up the Verde Canyon and then... More 

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Atoka, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our party of five decided to "splurge" and go for the caboose car. What an amazing time we had!! First we were met by staff and taken by golf cart to the caboose. The caboose was nicely air conditioned with 6 of the most comfortable chairs. Keri our guide was amazing!! She began by taking multiple pictures of us in... More 

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North Dighton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice 4 hour ride through Verde Canyon. Definitely go first class. Well worth it for the comfort. There is an outside car you can use if you wish which gives you a break from being inside.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Based in Clarkedale the verde Canyon Railroad is a good day out. The trip takes about four hours and passes through some amazing scenery in old style train coaches, you can also sit outside on open coaches if you want, or take first class for a bit of extra comfort and nibbles.

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Decorah, IA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in the open air car on the way out and it was sometimes hard to hear the recorded commentary, but the tour guide helped by pointing out certain sights. We sat inside the coach class train on the way back and there was no recording. It might work best to sit inside on the way out and listen... More 

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Cartersville, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Three couples and we reserved the caboose. Wow did it ever exceed our expectations. Golf cart picked us up at the depot and carried us to the caboose. There we were met by our personal attendant, Fermin. We entered the caboose and immediately saw the attention to detail and comfort. We had six very plush chairs but could also go... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very relaxing, met great people, sight seeing beautiful. Highly recommend. Great fun for families or couples.

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Pasadena
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last week my husband and I and very dear friends had the pleasure of viewing the Sedona Rock Formations up front and personal. What a beautiful and informative journey. The vistas are awesome and we had the opportunity of viewing them inside on very comfortable seating or outdoors from open air cars. The railway trip is four hours (two hours... More 

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